Drunken man in China seriously injured after mistaking firecracker for cigarette

Fire crackers were seen on the eve of the Chinese Lunar New Year, in Jiangsu province, China, on Jan 27, 2017.
Fire crackers were seen on the eve of the Chinese Lunar New Year, in Jiangsu province, China, on Jan 27, 2017. PHOTO: REUTERS

SHENYANG (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - A 41-year-old man in Shenyang, the capital of north-east China's Liaoning province, who mistook a firecracker for a cigarette ended up with serious injuries after it exploded in his face.

China Press reported that the victim was drunk when the incident took place during a drinking session with his friends recently.

He was said to have lit up the firecracker, thinking that it was a cigarette.

The force of the explosion blasted off his face.

He was immediately rushed to a nearby hospital and treated for his injuries.